Our People

Sarah Shimazaki
she/her/hers
Program Director
Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another. - Yuri Kochiyama
Oakland, California

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Sarah is dedicated to the art of storytelling and digital media to amplify voices and inspire change. She believes all storytelling projects must follow ethical guidelines that center trust, relationship-building and a collaborative process. At Resource Media, Sarah enjoys finding new ways to combine her creativity and digital expertise, whether it's designing a fact sheet, producing short videos or facilitating a training.

Sarah leads Resource Media’s Outdoor Equity initiative, partnering with community-based organizations, outdoor brands and conservation advocates to redefine the outdoor and public lands narrative. She is the host and producer of Outside Voices, a monthly podcast featuring stories from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ folk, people with disabilities and other underrepresented communities in the outdoors.

Highlights & Background

While working toward her degree in Environmental Policy at UC San Diego, Sarah spent time interning for a variety of nonprofits, government agencies and student organizations, all connected to environmental and social justice issues. She is also a trauma-informed yoga teacher (RYT 500), grounded in the philosophy that yoga is a tool for life for every body. She brings this same lens to her commitment to equity, justice and anti-racist work, actively centering radical self-love, knowledge of trauma and how it impacts the body and community resilience as a facilitator.